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Lanark – Texel ’23

Texel ram lambs met a record average at the Scottish National show and sale at Lanark, where three lots hit six-figure prices and a further 17 sold at five figures. Overall, 222 ram lambs averaged £5311.25.

Sale topper at 170,000gns was Robert Cockburn’s Knap Grumpy, while his Knap General Lee also broke the six-figure barrier, selling at 100,000gns. The full brothers, sired by the 9000gns Haddo Falcon, both sold to Charlie Boden for his Sportsmans flock.

Another 100,000gns seller was the pre-show champion, Strathbogie Gypsy King, which had stood reserve breed champion at this year’s Royal Highland Show. A son of the 28,000gns Auldhouseburn Fancy Pants, he sold to a consortium from Northern Ireland, including the judge, Richard Henderson, along with Johnny Cubbit, Alastair Gault and Rodger Strawbridge.

Females peaked at 9000gns for a gimmer from James and Ellie Amphlett’s Topwood flock. A Rhaeadr Cracker daughter, she sold to Jed Sharp, Tenbury Wells. Overall, 32 gimmers averaged £1622.58.

Below are pictures of the top priced lots – to view the full selection of images taken, or to purchase any, head to our Photo Sales galley.

Sale topper, Knap Grumpy sold at 170,000gns to Sportsmans

Knap General Lee made 100,000gns, also to Sportsmans

Strathbogie Gypsy King reached 100,000gns, selling to the Ballynahone, Forkins, Long Mountain and Tamnamoney flocks

Teiglum Goliath made 65,000gns to Knap

Auldhouseburn Ghost reached 42,000gns, selling to Partridge Nest

Ettrick Grey Goose also sold at 42,000gns, to Cowal and Thornbury, with Ettrick retaining a share

Auldhouseburn Gazza sold for 36,000gns to Hilltop, Knap and Seaforde

Clarks Gray Goose the reserve champion, sold at 30,000gns to Ettrick and Procters

Hilltop Golden Eye made 30,000gns to Drumderg, Oberstown, Kilduff and Terry Dolan

Clanfield Golden sold at 30,000gns to Corskie, Milnbank and Uppermill

Hexel Geronimo made 24,000gns to Duncryne, Monnow Hill, Saltcoates and Usk Vale

Garngour Geezer sold for 22,000gns to Hope Valley

Sportsmans Grand Slam made 20,000gns to Allanfauld, Garngour & Haddo

Scholars Governor reached 16,000gns, selling to Auldhouseburn

Auldhouseburn Godfather made 15,000gns to Corskie and Milnbank

Mullan Game Changer sold at 15,000gns to Ballygroogan, Corbo and Maineview

Midlock Grizzly sold for 15,000gns to Cairngryffe, Cairnton, Chedworth, Tophill and Ulmus

Midlock Gran Torino sold at 12,000gns to New View

Overburns Gladiator reached 10,000gns, to Clarks, Haddo, Holylee and Lauder

Clanfield General also made 10,000gns, to Millhouse

Top price female was this gimmer from Topwood (AOS2200208) which made 9000gns to Jed Sharp

Sportsmans BGS2205984 sold at 6000gns to B Ditchfield

Bradleys BYK2200448 made 4000gns to Jim Innes

To view the full selection of images taken, or to purchase any, head to our Photo Sales galley.

To view the full selection of images taken, or to purchase any, head to our Photo Sales galley.


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